The Crystal Cathedral's new tenants

Friday, October 12, 2012
 | 
Becky Yeh - California correspondent (OneNewsNow.com)

A California Catholic diocese held its first service on the location that once belonged to a Christian mega-church.

Christ Cathedral (formerly Crystal Cathedral)The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange recently celebrated its first service at the Crystal Cathedral, with more than 1,200 Catholics gathering for a morning service and prayer in what will now be called Christ Cathedral. Orange County Bishop Tod D. Brown, a public policy expert, addressed the congregation and called on Catholics to defend their religious freedoms in light of ObamaCare, the November presidential election, and a growing "assault" on religious freedoms.

The diocese purchased the campus from Crystal Cathedral Ministries after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Crystal Cathedral Ministries will stay on the location until June, when it will move to a nearby Catholic church.

The Orange County Register reports that plans to remodel the cathedral are expected to start next summer, but the congregation has already brought in a large wooden cross and other Catholic emblems to make it feel more like home.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What's your reaction to President Trump's decision on transgenders in the military?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Trump: Transgenders barred from military service 'in any capacity'
Scalise discharged from hospital, beginning rehabilitation
Wasserman-Schultz fires IT staffer following fraud arrest
Vote shows GOP's problems in replacing Obama health law
Trump blasts Murkowski on health care vote
Israel bars entry to 5 US activists under anti-BDS law

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Historian: Louisiana Dems 'have forgotten their own history'
BART officials withholding crime surveillance tapes for 'fear of racial stereotyping'
State approves LGBT guidance to 'segregate' kids worried about bathroom privacy
Boy Scouts told: Do not chant, “build that wall”
Illinois college threatens ‘disciplinary proceedings’ for ‘offensive language’

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Catholic survey skewed intentionally, says priest

A spokesman for Priests for Life suggests a new poll included questions framed to show Catholics support ObamaCare's HHS birth-control mandate, which many Roman Catholic leaders have pointed out is in direct conflict with Catholic teaching.